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2009-04-29 06:20:00

With the implementation of cloning techniques, a team of scientists in South Korea have engineered four beagles that allegedly glow in reddish hues.  The same techniques, they propose, could aid in the development of cures for human diseases.  Though they glow red in the presence of ultraviolet light, the dogs' nails and abdomens appear red even to the naked eye because of their thin skins.  Lee Byeong-chun, a professor at Seoul National University and head of the research...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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